Reimagining Transport in the West Midlands

The green paper sets out the challenges and opportunities facing the transport system to inspire deliberation with the public over the kind of transport system we want to see in the future. The decisions we make now about how we plan, invest in and manage our transport system will affect us all, as well as deciding what legacy we leave for future generations.
For further information read the green paper here

Solihull Council Local Plan

Independent examiners have been appointed by the Secretary of State to examine Solihull Council’s Local Plan. A number of hearing sessions have been planned for the autumn in the Council Chamber, Solihull. The proposed housing allocation site on School Road, Hockley Heath, is due to be heard on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 9.30am.

If you have submitted a formal representation to Solihull Council supporting the plan you do not have a right to speak at the hearing. However, if you have submitted a formal representation to Solihull Council objecting to the plan, you can request to speak at the hearing.

You must ensure you submit your request to speak by 5pm on Friday 27th August 2021 in writing to the independent programme officer. Details of where to write, and other documentation relating to SMBC’s Local Plan, can be found here


The Parish Council does not meet in August, so please comment directly to the Clerk if you have any comments on the application below:

PLANNING APPLICATION – 18 metre Telecommunications Mast Stratford Road Hockley Heath Solihull (B94 6NT)

Reference: PL/2021/02008/PN

Expires 24th August 2021

Solihull Council has received a planning application to determine whether approval is required for the installation of an 18m telecommunications mast. The proposed location of the 18m tower is on the grass verge after the Shell garage and before The Barn. The proposed location is on the same side of the road as the Shell Garage.

If you wish to advise the Parish Council of your views please contact the Clerk at The Parish Council will NOT forward your individual comments to Solihull Council so please respond directly to them through their planning portal if you wish to make them aware of your views on this matter.

You can view the documentation on Solihull Council’s planning portal and also provide comments here